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Anti-abortion groups re-tool after SCOTUS loss

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>> Anti-abortion activists are retooling their strategy after a major setback in the Supreme Court. The court on Monday, overturning a Texas law requiring abortion clinics provide hospital level care. The ruling affectively spikes laws readers said to protect women but those critics said were design to restrict access to the procedure.
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Now, anti-abortion groups tell Reuters no change focus renewing a push for states to ban abortion past 20 weeks or earlier. Reuters special correspondent Jilian Mincer.>> Pro abortion groups say this is a very smart strategy on the part of anti-abortion groups because it gradually chips away at access to abortion without making it completely illegal.
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Limitations on when they can get an abortion could discourage many women from getting an abortion which is the ultimate goal of the anti-abortion groups.>> 14 states have already enacted 20 week abortion bans. Mississippi's law bans them after 18 weeks. Anti-abortion groups saying they're hoping to defend and expand these laws.
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Claiming that fetuses are potentially viable early in pregnancy, and need to be protected from abortion. But these laws face an uncertain future. Lower courts have struck down bans in Arkansas, North Dakota and Arizona restricting abortions at 20 weeks or less. Efforts to get the Supreme Court to rule on this issue have so far met with rejection.
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Monday's win for abortion rights thrusts the issue back into the Presidential race.
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ti-abortion activists telling Reuters they plan to be heavily involved in the general election. To ensure that the next appointees of the Supreme Court shares their values. Hillary Clinton praising Monday's decision. Donald Trump, uncharacteristically silent on the issue.